Hurricane Sandy: New Jersey, Pennsylvania Credit Unions Back Online
The $298 million McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union of East Windsor, N.J. said its online and mobile banking services have been restored Friday.
In Pennsylvania, the $83 million Bucks First Federal Credit Union in Bristol said power has been restored Friday morning and all of its services are working. The credit union initially had power after Hurricane Sandy, but then lost power, said Hillary A. Reed, vice president of marketing for Bucks First FCU.
Though Bucks First FCU had been able to keep its branch open with a natural gas generator, its online and phone systems were not working. Credit union employees used their mobile phones and social media to communicate with members,
The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association in Harrisburg reported Bucks County, where Bucks First is located, experienced the largest amount of power outages in the state.
The $1.3 billion TruMark Financial Credit Union in Trevose, Pa., said its Parkwood Branch, north of Philadelphia, is scheduled to open Friday afternoon after being closed because of no power.